When: 2018-09-02

Collection location: Nescopeck State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Notes:
On a large downed log. I think hemlock.

Fertile surface with short spines.

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Recognized by sight: Not sure about “Hydnaceae” being a legitimate name.

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I had considered…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-09-04 12:32:20 CDT (-0400)

Climacodon pulcherrimus (now apparently Donkia pulcherrima). This species features a hymenium consisting of tightly packed spines with lengths up to 8 mm. In close-up, my photo of the underside of a small piece shows small isolated spines. However, when I zoom in on the photo of the underside (in situ), it looks like it’s composed of tightly packed spines. So, I think the photo of the small piece shows an underdeveloped portion of a young fruit body, D. pulcherrima appears to make a lot of sense here. Thanks, Django.

If I pass by this spot in the near future, I’ll see what develops.